The National Gallery

“Art is something we do when we are no longer struggling to survive,” His Excellency the Governor Duncan Taylor said at the opening ceremony of the new National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.


An Ancient Art

This ancient technique conjures images of old men plying their wares on the misty canals of Venice. Fusing beauty and danger, glassblowing is a rare and delicate art, one that often seems forgotten in this modern age.

Collectible Art

 In a world filled with identical, mass produced consumables, we prize most highly that which is rare or unique. And because we value rare things, we want to acquire them.


Rising Stars

Cayman has one of the most vibrant art scenes in the Caribbean, with a wealth of unique artists. Yet it is not just established artists who are helping to put the islands on the map.

The art of Feng Shui

If you have ever wondered why some people seem to have energy, luck and happiness, while your own life seems cluttered and confusing, it is time to consider your environment. 


The Growth of the National Gallery

The new National Gallery and Education Centre, scheduled for completion in late 2011, will be the islands’ cultural hub, the premier venue for Caymanian and international art, education and scholarship.

Artist discovers island inspiration

For Carolyn Kirkham, there is no better subject than the beauty of the Cayman Islands.  The established artist, who is known by her pseudonym CE Whitney, finds endless inspiration in the sights and colours of the islands. Cayman is her muse.   

National Gallery Exhibit

The relationship between art and life is central to The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. Since its birth in 1997, the gallery has been at the forefront of Cayman’s artistic scene; it represents the culture and people of the islands, while, at the same time, making art accessible to the public.

A private viewing

The names Dali, Picasso, Rembrandt and Munch would seem more at home in a Parisian museum than in a quiet Caymanian neighbourhood.

Rising talent in the local arts’ firmament

Sidebar: With an eye to the futureWith a vibrant arts scene now firmly established in Cayman, new talent is emerging daily. Keep a close eye on the follwing three artists whose work, while technically...

With an eye to the future

Assuming the directorship of a national non-profit organisation in the midst of an economic downturn requires creative thinking, resourcefulness and old fashioned hard work. Fortunately, by their very nature arts agencies are a hotbed of creative activity and when you work daily with artists you can’t help but ...